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Everybody else is eating our lunch: Business First meets CBI’s Paul Drechsler and CBI Northern Ireland Chair Trevor Lockhart

Everybody else is eating our lunch: Business First meets CBI’s Paul Drechsler and CBI Northern Ireland Chair Trevor Lockhart

| January 17, 2018

On the evening of the inauguration of Fane Valley Chief Executive Trevor Lockhart as the new Chair of CBI Northern Ireland, Business First met with CBI President Paul Drechsler and Trevor. Not surprisingly, our conversation centred around Brexit. “Business has a responsibility to make it clear that the decisions made today will affect the next […]

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Leave your water bottles at home for Belfast City Marathon 2018

Leave your water bottles at home for Belfast City Marathon 2018

| January 16, 2018

The 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 2018 is delighted to announce, for the FIRST TIME EVER, that participants of the Marathon Run & Wheelchair Race, Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk and Fun Run, will be able to enjoy miniature sized Deep RiverRock bottles of water at ALL eight water stations along the 26.2 mile […]

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Northern Ireland business sees strongest rise in output for a year, says Ulster Bank: AUDIO REPORT

Northern Ireland business sees strongest rise in output for a year, says Ulster Bank: AUDIO REPORT

| January 15, 2018

Today sees the release of December data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI®. The latest report – produced for Ulster Bank by IHS Markit – signalled faster rises in output and new orders at the end of 2017. The marked expansion in new orders resulted in a build-up of backlogs of work and stronger […]

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Employee Contentment: How To Handle The Ever-Invasive Business Email

Employee Contentment: How To Handle The Ever-Invasive Business Email

| January 12, 2018

by Shirley Penney Smartphones. Our best friends and our worst enemies. Can you name even one person who doesn’t have access to at least one smart phone? Flash back 10 years and the only people who had work email on their mobile were high flying executives. The type who spent their days in chauffeur driven […]

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2018 predictions you may want to look out for!

2018 predictions you may want to look out for!

| January 11, 2018

By Rohit Talwar, Steve Wells, Alexandra Whittington, April Koury, and Maria Romero, Fast Future 2017 has been an ‘interesting’ year! Will we see more of the same in 2018 – or will the next 12 months herald some unexpected changes? Here are 10 developments we might see emerging in 2018 – plus a look at how […]

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Call Employers For Childcare and you could be £4,000 better off in 2018

Call Employers For Childcare and you could be £4,000 better off in 2018

| January 10, 2018

January can be hard for working parents—any form of routine has disappeared, the kids don’t want to go back to school, the dreaded bank statement and/or credit card bill arrives—and let’s not mention the five-week wait until payday! To help parents take stock of their finances in 2018, Employers For Childcare urges all parents to […]

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Marriott Belfast opening confirmed for April

Marriott Belfast opening confirmed for April

| January 9, 2018

AC Hotels by Marriott is set to open its first hotel in Northern Ireland in Belfast in April. The international company also confirmed the appointment of Lisa Steele as General Manager of the new £25million property, which is situated in the heart of Belfast Harbour’s landmark City Quays development, right on Belfast’s waterfront. The contemporary-luxe […]

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David Elliott joins Lanyon Communications

David Elliott joins Lanyon Communications

| January 8, 2018

Belfast corporate communications firm Lanyon Communications has announced the appointment of business journalist David Elliott as Senior Client Director. In its third new hire in the past three months, the former editor of Ulster Business magazine has joined the firm at the start of what it says will be a year of “significant growth and […]

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Be the Strategist Your Organisation Needs: William J Clinton Leadership Institute

Be the Strategist Your Organisation Needs: William J Clinton Leadership Institute

| December 21, 2017

by Anne Phillipson, Programme Director, William J Clinton Leadership Institute The most important thing you can do as a leader is to give your business a reason to matter. I’m sure your organisaiton does matter –but who decides and then communicates the ways in which you matter most? That is the work of leaders and […]

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Visit Belfast bids a Titanic farewell to Tim Husbands MBE

Visit Belfast bids a Titanic farewell to Tim Husbands MBE

| December 19, 2017

Tim Husbands MBE attended his last meeting as a member of Visit Belfast’s executive board on Thursday, officially ending a 15-year close relationship with Belfast’s official tourism marketing organisation which has helped in driving the city’s tourism growth to a new peak this year. Over 25 years, and working directly with Visit Belfast, Tim has […]

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